Solution: What is the rectangle second moment of area about an axis?

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What is its second moment of area about an axis?

Problem Statement:

A rectangle has a base of 3 cm and a height of 6 cm. What is its second moment of area (in cm^4) about an axis through the center of gravity and parallel to the base?

  • A. 64
  • B. 34
  • C. 44
  • D. 54

Problem Answer:

The second moment of area about an axis is 54 cm4.

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